Chrystul Kizer has been released from custody after spending two years behind bars for allegedly killing her sex trafficker. The Chrystul Kizer Defense Committee, Milwaukee Freedom Fund, Survived & Punished and Chicago Community Fund raised $400,000 to meet her bail.
“We are elated to know Chrystul will no longer be locked in a cage simply for wanting to live,” the Chicago Community Bond Fund stated.
“We are proud to stand with Chrystul and will continue fighting by her side to ensure she can put this tragic incident behind her and begin to heal from trauma she has suffered at the hands of her abuser and the state that failed her,” the Chicago-based bond fund added.
Criminalized trafficking survivor Chrystul Kizer has been incarcerated in the Kenosha County Jail for the last two years awaiting trial.
— Chicago Community Bond Fund (@ChiBondFund) June 22, 2020
As previously noted, Kizer was arrested for allegedly killing her her sex trafficker, Randall P. Volar III. Volar III and Kizer reportedly met when Kizer was 16-years-old. Volar, who is accused of sexually abusing multiple minors, reportedly gave Kizer gifts in exchange for illegal sex work.
At the time of the alleged murder, Volar was reportedly trying to pin Kizer to the floor. As Volar allegedly attempted to do so, he was shot twice in the head. Afterwards, Volar’s house and car were set on fire.
Kizer was later charged with arson and first-degree homicide. If convicted, she faces life in prison.